UK BAND RAYGUN CONQUERS MANILA

They may be a new band but British rockers Raygun received a warm welcome from their Filipino fans during their recent Philippine Promo Tour. Manila was the last stop of their Asian promo leg which took them to countries like Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore.


Made possible by PLDT myDSL, SM Supermalls, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila and MYX (the official music channel), the band composed of Ray Gun on vocals, The Adj on guitars, Ben Lyonsmyth on bass and Sam Embery on drums got the first taste of Filipino hospitality as enthusiastic fans welcomed them to the hotel they were staying. Nobody could forget their explosive live performances on Sunday variety show SOP as well as their special showcase on SM North EDSA’s The Block where they wowed the audiences and soaked up the weight of music they have loved all their lives. Guitars whirled and electronics shimmered as Ray leapt around the stage to an insatiable drumbeat, pausing only to throw himself into the crowd, or make another instrument squeal. After the show, fans lined up wanting to get their photos and autographs. They also appeared on MYX shows and chatted with the fans online via myxph.com. Filipinos meanwhile proved how nice the band was as they toured radio stations and willingly tried local dishes such as Sisig and Adobo.

Raygun just released their second single “Waiting In Line” after burning the airwaves with “Just Because” whose cool music video featured them playing on fast cars. They got their name from the David Bowie song “Moonage Daydream” who they also consider as their musical influence aside from Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. Raygun’s musical blueprint mixes pop, art and melodies that move your heart, head and heels.

Raygun self-titled album is now out in CDs under Sony Music. The Raygun Philippine Promo Tour was brought to you by PLDT myDSL, SM Supermalls, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila and MYX (the official music channel).

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